Restructure leads to Selby planning expansion

Written by: Jez Abbott
Published on: 30 Mar 2016


Selby District Council is intending to expand its planning policy team by appointing a new planning policy manager, following a corporate restructure. 

Head of strategic planning, policy and economic development James Cokeham told Planning: “We are working on a sites and allocations document as part of our core strategy.

“We are also proactive on strategic planning and focusing on masterplanning for larger market towns and strategic residential and employment sites.”

The council is looking to recruit a planning policy manager to add to a policy team currently numbering seven planners.

Cokeham said the planned expansion followed a corporate restructure to target priorities and resources.

Selby (pictured) is a busy historic market town and one of Yorkshire’s “hidden gems” famous for its medieval abbey, he said.

“It is very close to Leeds and York, slap bang in the middle of the county, close to the moors, coastline and dales, and is proving very good at attracting investment.”

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